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Win2k Srv Print subsystem is unavailable

By Ripcord ·
Win2k SP1 Server: Print subsystem is unavailable:

Clients cannot print to network printer via server. When viewing printer properties (or even adding a new printer), the message "Printer operation cannot continue due to lack of resources. The print subsystem is unavailable." This stops the Print Spooler service. After restarting the service, printers become visable again in the Printers window; however, upon trying to access the properties again, the viscious cycle continues.

Microsoft's solution to set the print spooler to automatically start was of no use, as this service is already so configured.

Please help!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Win2k Srv Print subsystem ...

There is plenty of drive space for the spooler, correct?
Also, did you see the Technet note on if Bitware is installed on the box? Article I Q257859

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by Ripcord In reply to Win2k Srv Print subsystem ...

Yes, there is pleanty of drive space available (good thinking, though), and I followed the MS article about Bitware drivers (there were none). Thanks for the reply.

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by Ripcord In reply to Win2k Srv Print subsystem ...

Yes, there is pleanty of drive space available (good thinking, though), and I followed the MS article about Bitware drivers (there were none). Thanks for the reply.

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by Ripcord In reply to Win2k Srv Print subsystem ...

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